Who knows, maybe I’ll have time to do a second pandemic project after that, too
Wednesday October 14th 2020, 10:30 pm
Filed under: Family,Knit,Life

I’ve almost finished the angelfish after knitting like crazy on it for three days. Deadlines are a wonderful thing. Huge thanks to Afton for the annual Aftober race to finish something, anything, before the end of this month.

So if I end it after this fourteenth critter it’ll be maybe 70″ long.

My rule of thumb is that you make it to the height of the person, because it needs to be long enough to cover their feet and come up to their chin. Note that I am married to someone who is 80″ tall and after all this work it ought to fit him, too.

So far I’m planning on keeping this as my pandemic reminder project, to serve as a template for how to do each fish right the next time if nothing else in this time when we’ve had so much time together. And to remind myself that even when it takes twenty minutes just to get past the colorwork part of the triggerfish every single row, it does get done (and it did), just keep at it, keep going.

A trio of small jellyfish? Another octopus, only smaller than the monster at the bottom? Um? Anybody got a favorite fish to suggest? What should swim at the top?

Or I could just finish it off right there, do the final edging, call it done and be able to finish something else for Aftober, too. I’m so tempted.

Oh, and just for fun (and so I can find it again.) Man, that bass has a great voice.

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Great harmony!

Comment by Barbara 10.14.20 @ 10:40 pm

That video is great. Thanks for sharing it. BP

Comment by Betty Catherine 10.15.20 @ 4:14 am

Not sure about another fish. But do you need some plankton at the top? No idea how you would do that. But I’m sure your imagination will go wild ?
The video was awesome – yes great bass. All of them actually!

Comment by Chris S in Canada 10.15.20 @ 9:51 am

What about a ray? Cute video. Don’t short shift the tall guy!!!

Comment by Jayleen Hatmaker 10.15.20 @ 3:14 pm

They did a great job!

Would a sunfish work? I gather they like to be up top.

Comment by ccr in MA 10.15.20 @ 4:23 pm

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